There are many kinds of rugs, from luxurious Persians and Orientals to fun and fanciful flokati and children’s rugs. They can be used to warm up any room such as living room areas, hallways and bedrooms. There are a wide variety of materials, designs and colors available along with seemingly endless options for rugs in any home. But care for these pieces often require regular rug cleaning. Your fine rug collects as much dirt and grime as your regular carpeting. However, it is totally understandable if you won’t give them frequent vacuuming. After all, these are very expensive and may also be considered as fragile pieces. But when can you tell that your rug needs cleaning? To determine how dirty a rug is, try one of these methods: 1. Pick up a corner of the rug and while holding it, kick the back of the rug sharply. If you see a cloud of dirt flying out of the pile, the rug is dirty and needs cleaning. NOTE: some dust and wool fibers are normal! 2. Kneel down on the rug and rub the pile forcefully with your hand in a short sweep for 5 to 10 seconds. Observe your fingers and palm if they are dirty, then the rug needs cleaning. 3. With the pile facing up, fold part of the rug back upon itself so that the pile opens along a line of knots. Look down into the base of the pile at the foundation of the rug. If the warp and woven fabric look dirty, this is proof of the presence of dirt deep in the pile, in an area (or areas) that a home vacuum cleaner cannot reach it. Clearly, the rug needs to be cleaned. There is absolutely no harm if you clean your rugs yourself. However, some pieces are so fragile that the only way to properly maintain them is to feed them with proper care and handling. There are many methods to professional rug cleaning and here at Oriental Rug Care NY, you can be assured that your priced rugs are in capable hands. As a fully licensed and insured carpet cleaner in New York, we wipe out any obstacle that prevents us from making our customers appreciate their rugs. Our skills include the following services: carpet and rug cleaning, stain and odor removal, carpet and rug dyeing, carpet and rug repair. So don’t wait any longer, call us now and see how your rugs can look magnificently new!